The Beast of San Diego Bay

San Diego. Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means gigantic tentacled beast. Learn more about San Diego's history with this 11 x 17 inch digital print. 

Comes with this description: Ah, San Diego! Temperate climate, peaceful waves, good land, and friendly monsters. Despite its name, the Beast of San Diego Bay was actually a peaceful creature who was eventually adopted as the town’s unofficial mascot and was depicted in all manner of civic programs and maps, like this engraving from 1876.



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